Periodicals and Indigenous Modernity

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has announced to fund the research project “Periodicals and Indigenous Modernity: Building a Text Corpus of American Indian Magazines,1890–1930” (SCHE 1616/12-1) conducted by Professor Scheiding and Frank Newton, M.A. during a three-year funding period (2020–2023). This research project examines Native American periodicals and how they function as particular media formats to shape society and culture in a transitional period. The project seeks to find out more about what makes Native American periodicals a powerful middle ground to affect the wider culture and mediate various types of indigenous modernity. The project is part of the Mainz-based research initiative Transnational Periodical Cultures.

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